Questions tagged [warm-up]

A warm-up is light exercise usually performed before participating in technical sports or exercising. Warm-ups are intended to to get blood flowing to relevant muscles and to "prime" muscle memory for technical movements.

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Are there muscle workouts that warm up other muscles?

In looking for ways to reduce warm-up time, I got to wondering if there are exercises that could serve as a warm-up for other exercises. For example, shoulder press recruits triceps as a secondary ...
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Upper back pain when I do dragon flag with bent knees

I'd like to be able to do a dragon flag, so first I try to do it with bent knees. I can do this, but I feel a sharp pain in my upper back when I am about to raise my body from the floor. Once I am up, ...
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How much does adrenaline/warming up effect strength performance?

Warming up is important for safety reasons, but I'm not asking about that. I would like to know how much ‘psyching yourself up’ or being pumped with adrenaline affects an athlete's performance in ...